We Were Soldiers Reviews

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November 6, 2019
As Lt. Col. Hal Moore opined to Sgt. Major Plumley during the throes of battle, 'I wonder what Custer was thinking when he realized he'd moved his men into slaughter.' Plumley's natural reply, 'Sir, Custer was a p--.'
December 29, 2010
One of the most violent movies ever released.
August 18, 2008
We Were Soldiers is, ultimately, a powerful and moving experience--once it overcomes its clunky, badly written and cliched first act.
December 22, 2006
The war genre, vigorously energized with Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, takes several steps backward with this old-fashioned moralistic saga, a tribute not only to the soldiers in combat in Vietnam but also to the homefront.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2004
I was impressed by Wallace's emphasis of Moore's faith, but the violence struck me as excessive, taking valuable time that could have been used to develop characters.
January 12, 2004
January 7, 2004
... A fitting tribute to all the men and women who have fought and died for their country -- and for each other.
October 19, 2003
Gibson wears a rictus of distaste which seems more suggestive of dodgy on-set catering than the horrors of combat.
July 25, 2003
Mais uma patriotada que mostra os americanos matando milhares de vietcongues, mas sendo mais 'humanos' que os inimigos.
April 5, 2003
February 13, 2003
Ultimately, it staggers out bloodied, partially bowed, but at least not totally beaten.
February 8, 2003
...A gripping, fast-moving film that will be added to the short list of quality movies focused on the U.S. conflict in Vietnam.
January 13, 2003
Almost always competent, but never brilliant. Its textbook approach to moviemaking is so common in Hollywood war films that it can't be called new or enlightening.
January 10, 2003
December 19, 2002
I didn't mind the film's sentimental view of GIs. It's stuff like this that gets me crying, especially in times of combat like now. I wasn't the only one wiping tears away. It's hard not to when you're proud to be an American.
December 8, 2002
This is a good film; strong, honest, strikingly photographed (by Dean Semler) and appropriately devastating.
November 7, 2002
Mel Gibson's Vietnam drama breaks under the weight of its contradictions.
October 30, 2002
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